Global Coalition remains committed to defeating Daesh on all fronts

LONDON, 29th October, 2015 (KUNA via WAM) — The British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood, said on Wednesday that the global coalition to defeat Daesh remains committed to defeating the group “on all fronts”.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting by representatives from 32 countries of the coalition, Ellwood said the meeting was meant to specifically discuss one strand, the communications effort against Daesh.
The meeting, hosted by Ellwood, was held at the Coalition’s Strategic Communications Working Group in London.
“As well as the military campaign, the coalition is working together to counter ISIL’s poisonous narrative and to challenge its ideology, as well as cutting off their finances and reducing the influx of foreign fighters,” he affirmed.
“As the Prime Minister recently announced, the UK has set up a new anti-ISIL Strategic Communications Cell for which we have committed an initial GBP 10 million (UAE Dirhams 58 million),” the minister pointed out.
“The cell will work with coalition partners on undermining ISIL’s narrative, disrupt and disprove ISIL’s online propaganda, eradicating online recruitment of foreign fighters and ultimately destroying ISIL’s ability to spread fear and lies,” he added.
The meeting of representatives of the coalition partners was co-chaired by the US Under-Secretary of State, Rick Stengel, and the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Gargash.